Courtesy of Rigoberto Luna
Eva Marengo Sanchez was born in 1990 on the south east side of san antonio, tx where she has now returned and works as a painter. in 2006 she joined the teen program bee nation at southwest school of art where she first fell in love with classic oil painting. after earning her ba in human development and social relations from earlham college in richmond, in 2013, sanchez traveled to mexico city where she spent eight-months studying spanish, mesoamerican art and architecture, and art conservation. it was there that she began her obsession with food and in 2015 sanchez returned to san antonio and enrolled in drawing classes at san antonio college to develop her skills as a draftswoman. in 2017 sanchez first showed work using the idea of the still life and food as a way of talk about cultural identity and since then has continued to explore those ideas and develop her technic.she has now exhibit her work at galleries throughout san antonio including s.m.a.r.t gallery, choice goods, fl!ght gallery, presa house gallery, as well as casa de la cultural in del rio, tx. and has recently completed murals at the san antonio international airport, north st. mary’s strip (2332 n st. mary’s) and blue star arts complex.
The cover art featured this week is part of a special ongoing outdoor exhibit featuring the works of 11 San Antonio artists and curated by Rigoberto Luna. “Alive in Memory & Spirit” is a visual interpretation of some of the critical contributors to San Antonio, the Missions and the surrounding area. Each of the large-scale reproductions of original artworks commissioned by the World Heritage Office is a traditional or non-traditional portrait of these departed individuals whose memories are celebrated and honored.The painting on the cover by Eva Marengo Sanchez explores the life of Sister Pauline Fierro (Panel 2B at the exhibit).
Sister Pauline Fierro, CCVI was one of three Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1915 who opened the Espada School, living there for 27 years. She was devoted to her students, who came from the Mission area families. In 1943, she brought the Von Trapp family singers to Espada School, and loved sharing the history of the Missions.
The outdoor exhibit celebrates the significant impact on our shared history of these individuals and their families. At the core of the exhibition are 11 large scale reproductions of original artworks commissioned by the City of San Antonio’s World Heritage Office. Each artist focuses on traditional and non-traditional portraits, revealing the qualities that made them an essential part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Artists for this exhibit include: Fernando Andrade, Richard Arredondo, David Blancas, Adriana M. Garcia, Cassie Gnehm, Omar Gonzalez, Raul Rene Gonzalez, Christopher Montoya, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eva Marengo Sanchez, and Jesus Treviño.
The outdoor exhibit will remain on display at Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., beginning November 1 through the end of December. Guests can view the exhibit from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when visiting. More information on the exhibit is available at www.missionmarquee.com. (Artist Photo Courtesy of evamarengosanchez.com )